Comment on ‘Conceptual disorganization and dissociative symptoms in women with first episode psychosis’ (Touskova et al., 2018)

Touskova, T.P. et al., are to be commended for mounting an impressive study assessing the relationship between dissociative symptoms and cognitive disorganization in women with first episode psychosis. Among the strengths of this study are the use of two dissociation measures – not only the frequently used Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES), but also the Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire (SDQ-20), an important complement. One of the key findings was an inverse relationship between PANSS-measured cognitive disorganization (CD) and dissociation, of moderate strengt h (CD/DES = −0.35, CD/SDQ = −0.39).
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